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Jasmund

Unique pictures of a continuous spread of beeches

The Jasmund National Park is home to the impressive chalky coastline of the island of Rügen, and the peninsula of Jasmund jutting out into the sea with its hilly plains. Its beech forests, chalk cliffs and ocean provided a fascinating backdrop for artists attracted to the region during the Romantic Period, and it remains an exceptionally charming place, with the beech forest appearing to tumble down into the sea.


The Jasmund area within the Jasmund National Park represents the lowlands beech forest on chalk and boulder clay.


The natural timber-line situation on the chalk cliff symbolises the continuous spread of the beech in an overwhelming manner. The beech forests of the steep slopes are among the few German relics of primeval forest which have remained undisturbed.


Reserve: Jasmund National Park

World Natural Heritage area: 492.5 ha

Zone: planar

Federal state: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Internet: www.nationalpark-jasmund.de


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